As you have surely heard, it’s Alan Turing’s centenary this year, and the Bletchley Park museum is celebrating by releasing a game of Monopoly themed on the life of that mathematical genius. I’ll pause for a sentence or two here, while you let your boggle levels equalise, because, given Turing’s life story, this is a quite a …
I now want that game.
Someone should make that.
But I suspect the Linux people will hoard their precious servers and never pay any "pass Go" annual licensing fees while the Microsoft hoarders will go for greater risk and expense and be able to hire "server admins" more cheaply.
This could be a whole series of games.
I think Computer Cleudo could work. Either BOFH style, Geeky Green was murdered in the tape safe with the cattle-prod by Ubuntu Brown. Or the game of who crashed the computer. Was it PDF Pink in the browser with the software bug - or Botnet Blue with the pictures of naked celebrities in the email?
Server Snakes & Ladders, and License Code Bingo are my next attempts.
There ought to be a good basis for a game in the software patent system too. But you have to be a lawyer to be allowed to play.
However, Monopoly can't be wasted on networking. It should be reserved as a game for Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Apple and Google to play...
The problem with Server Snakes and Ladders is that there's one very, very small ladder at the start which you can only use once and every single other square has a malware-riddled snake on it.
I think you must have the Microsoft Edition, then.
Parsecs ahead of reality
Verity's jokes are so much more fun than the real world. Alas and dammit.
"Anne: It says: ‘Your virus-checker downloads an update that causes it to go insane and detect itself as malware. It tries to delete itself on every workstation on site. Helpdesk goes into meltdown. Spend three days trying to clear things up.’
Julian: I must say, that doesn’t sound very likely."
Too soon man.... Just too soon...
best way to kick off a DOS attack
Get the defenders to do it themselves :)
Re: int getRandomNumber()
Ah dammit! I spotted that but couldn't work out the (obligatory!) reference.
Re: int getRandomNumber()
Damn, I've been looking for that for ages, and had no idea it was xkcd!
I already play this game with my neighbour's wireless networks.
Surely the correct plural is "Linuces". :-)
You have no sense of tradition. It clearly has to be Linuxen.
I'd have gone for Linices, just as Vaxen ought to have been Vices.
No, really, SOMEONE (wiggles eyebrows at elReg) should make it!
Yes, please. I want this for Christmas. Apart from more Lego, that is.
Must also have a randomised BOFH player.
The card suits should be ISA, MCA, EISA and VL-Bus?
What is this "PCI+" anyway?
I think she got her + and x in a mess.
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